470th Bombardment Group
|470th Bombardment Group|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
The 470th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Fourth Air Force, being stationed at Tonopah Army Airfield, Nevada. It was inactivated on 31 March 1944.
The 470th was a World War II B-24 Liberator operational training unit (OTU) initially assigned to Second Air Force. It was reassigned to Fourth Air Force in early 1944 as a replacement training unit (RTU) when 2d AF switched to B-29 Superfortress training. It was inactivated shortly afterward when the need for B-24 aircrews was diminished.
- Constituted as 470th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 22 April 1943
- Activated on 1 May 1943
- Disbanded on 31 March 1944
- II Bomber Command, 1 May 1943
- Second Air Force, 6 October 1943
- IV Bomber Command, 6 January-31 March 1944
- 800th Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
- 801st Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
- 802d Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
- 803d Bombardment Squadron: 1 May 1943 – 31 March 1944
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.